Its good to know that even when all trust and support for Labour has slipped away, you still know that this bloke just had to be a Tory...
Kate and Gerry McCann have condemned a Conservative activist who boasted about dressing up as Madeleine McCann at a party, calling his actions "offensive".
Matthew Lewis has been expelled from the party after telling friends of his planned exploits at a New Year party.
Tory chairman Caroline Spelman said the actions of Mr Lewis, a member of the young activist group Conservative Future, were "completely unacceptable".
Five-year Madeleine disappeared in 2007 during a family holiday in Portugal.
Despite a worldwide hunt, there has been no trace of her since.
Mr Lewis, who is believed to studying in London, told friends on the Facebook website that he planned to attend a party dressed as Madeleine McCann.
He said his costume would include "pink pyjamas, a teddy bear and a vial of fake blood".
This offensive behaviour is not only shocking but intolerable and completely unacceptable
After the party, Mr Lewis used the website to tell another Conservative Future member that "there was a brief moment when I thought I might have gone too far with elements of the costume but it was OK".
Mr Lewis is listed by Conservative Future as its branch chairman in Staffordshire although he is reported to have resigned from the position last month.
He was pictured campaigning alongside Tory leader David Cameron during last year's Crewe and Nantwich by-election.
A spokesman for the McCanns said his actions were "offensive almost beyond belief".
"His actions are not only disgraceful in themselves, they will also cause great hurt to Kate and Gerry," he said.
"It is a complete disgrace that Madeleine's name and image should be made fun of in this way."
But the spokesman praised the "swift and appropriate" action taken by the Conservatives against Mr Lewis.
It is understood Mr Lewis is to make a "full and unreserved" apology to the McCanns, which the Conservatives hope will draw a line under the incident.
In a statement, Conservative Central Office said there was "no place for this sort of person in the party".
"This offensive behaviour is not only shocking but intolerable and completely unacceptable," Mrs Spelman said.
And I say leaving your kids alone and giving "someone else" the opportunity to murder one of them is pretty offensive.... and just maybe more serious than having extraordinarily bad taste? After all, as the McCanns know full well, all publicity is good publicity in the search for Maddie, and this gets them back in the news. I would like to make clear that there is absolutely no evidence at all to suggest that the McCanns did anything to their child. I am absolutely convinced they were in the restaurant. If their lawyers are reading i will repeat that - there is no evidence at all that they did anything more than leave their children unguarded...
If any other lawyers are reading and have any legal advice be glad to hear it :)